Motor Vehicle Accidents
Have you been in a car accident? Get checked out by our doctors who have years of experience in dealing with whiplash victims.
Atlas Medical Center provides effective and timely treatments to individuals with trauma from motor vehicle accidents. While most situations can be resolved with over the counter medicine and simple ice packs, in some cases, some situations can be severe and require serious medical attention. If your whiplash pain continues beyond self-treatment and you don’t see results, other treatments can include physical therapy and even medication to relieve pain.
How can we help?
Common symptoms of whiplash include:
- Neck pain
- Blurred vision
- Constant Weariness
- Inability to sleep well
Whiplash often occurs during car crashes that happen abruptly, especially rear-end car collisions. When a person experiences whiplash, their head moves backward and forward in a sudden motion but with maximum force. When whiplash occurs, the soft muscle and ligament tissues in your neck are extended, typically beyond the normal range of motion. It may take some time to experience any symptoms, and a person can self-monitor their condition. If you experiences any symptoms of whiplash in the days that follow the accident, consult a health professional immediately.
Whiplash can also happen with:
- Physical or sports related injuries
- Physical abuse
- Amusement park rides
- Horseback riding
- Cycling accidents
- Falls making the neck violently jerk backwards
- Blows to the head with a heavy object